This mini-dissertation by C.S. Lewis is required listening for any person -- whether or not they subscribe to Christianity. I think many of us would have fewer broken relationships on the whole (and hearts especially), if we had been taught this info. Love is multidimensional because we are, and those with whom we live and interact and love most certainly are as well. A recipe for disaster at times? Perhaps. But definitely a key to a richer and well-loved life...
Love to read but these old eyes need a break now and then, so I am trying Audible. I can read faster though...
The types of love defined presented so thoroughly but simply.
C.S. Lewis, of course.
That rich baritone voice!
When he ends with what this all means- the essence of all love, God in his omnipotence.
I'm an electrical engineer who looks like Conan and has a flair for business. I'm nostagic for FF7 and Pokemon... and Salsa Verde Doritos.
This book was written as a lecture to an audience that is familiar already with the general concepts. I'd have written this as a book to discuss these topics with a varied group of people.
I would recommend 'The Four Loves' to anyone looking to better understand their personal motivations.
Yes, the narration matched the pace of the story.
This book inspired me to consider how to best love a woman.
Listen to this lecture if you are interested in C.S. Lewis.
I love that mind he has to plainly state the overlooked practicality of love as outlined by life and backed by Biblical theology. He uncovers for us simple folks where we might falter when thinking and living out love in everyday life. Great book for remembering how to live others more appropriately.
How I wish we had more of Lewis's books In His Voice. Like most Englishmen, he speaks low and without much variation so he sounds dull to the American ear. But once the American ear actually listens to him, whole rooms open up in the mind and imagination! His understated style makes his humor that much more delightful. Chuck Coulson's cloying, and completely unnecessary, introductions are useful only as contrast to the Professor's clear, concise, and insightful lessons...skip them, they say nothing that Lewis doesn't say better, and without sappy condescension.
Lewis is always worth listening to/reading. The Four Loves, however, has so much solid insight, instantly applicable to one's life while also food for much thought. It is a double value!
My favorite section is the one on Eros. Our culture is so very wrong, on so many levels, about this kind of love, and the resulting heartache and disappointment is so unnecessary. A little time spent listening to Lewis unravel the rat's nest we've made of love could correct expectations and lead to much more satisfying relationships.
I listen to this series of lectures often, while painting, cooking, driving, doing computer games. Every time I find some new insight that I missed earlier. I recommend all of his writings - they are good food for the brain and fertile soil for the soul.